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First Name Directory - Starting with G

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

Gert (typically /ˈʒɜːrt/) is a mainly masculine given name with some female bearers. English-speaking people should note that the "d-sound" as in "jungle" should not be present, only the j should be heard which take some practice. To make a distinction from the German and Dutch name, Gert is almost never pronounced with a g as in those languages and never spelled Geert as in Dutch. The Dutch name has no relation to Gert. Furthermore, Geert in Dutch is pronounced with a guttural phoneme, non-existent in Nordic languages. In Denmark the name is pronounced "girt" with a clear i-sound to make a distinction from the German and Dutch names. In Norway the name is extremely rare but usually spelled Gjert to mark the j-sound in the pronunciation as in Swedish. It is a short form of the name Gerhard. The name's meaning, derived from the German and Norse translation, is 'the stern javelin warrior'. Since 1993 no-one in Sweden has been baptised as Gert according to the Swedish Bureau of Census, so the name is becoming increasingly rare. 2010 around 12 000 in Sweden had the name as their first name according to the same source. Gert is most common in Sweden among males over 50 years of age. Around 400 females in Sweden have Gert as their first name according to the Swedish Bureau of Census.
Gustav /ˈɡʊstɑːv/, also spelled Gustaf, is a male given name of likely Old Swedish origin, used mainly in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Germany, Austria, and Hungary, possibly meaning "staff of the Geats or Goths or gods", possibly derived from the Old Norse elements Gautr ("Geats"), Gutar/Gotar ("Goths"), goð ōs ("gods") and the word stafr ("staff"). Another etymology speculates that the name may be of Medieval Slavic origin, from the name Gostislav, a compound word for "glorious guest", from the Medieval Slavic words Gosti ("guest") and slava ("glory") and was adopted by migrating groups north and west into Germany and Scandinavia. This name has been borne by eight Kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav Vasa and the current king, Carl XVI Gustaf. It is a common name for Swedish monarchs since the reign of Gustav Vasa. The name has entered other languages as well. In French it is Gustave; in Italian and in the Portuguese and Spanish language it is Gustavo. The Latinised form is Gustavus. A side form of the name in Swedish is Gösta. The name in Finnish is Kustaa. In Icelandic and Faroese it is written Gústav or Gústaf.
Goran (Serbian Cyrillic Горан) is a male given name, which is common in the Yugoslav successor States. In same spelling but different meaning, he exists in the Kurdish (see list of Kurdish given name). He is not to be confused with the Swedish name of Göran.
Göran or Jöran (both pronounced [ˈjøːran]) is the Swedish form of George, not to be confused with the Slavic Goran.
Gösta is a male given name, a variant of Gustav. Gösta may refer to:

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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